I'm hearing a lot of complaints about this blog's practical qualities. People say it looks great, I think so too, but the thing is that the bigger it gets, the more difficult it is to navigate, and the search widget doesn't work - that much I noticed long ago, I was hoping for a fix but it doesn't seem like anyone's doing anything about it. Just so it's out in the absolute clear, I'm not responsible for its functionality - it's powered by Google, not me. I've been seriously thinking of archiving my old reviews and coming up with an external way to improve site navigation for any future reviews, but we'll have to see if this becomes more than a mere thought - I still have no idea what Blogger's final limits are. Just wanted to state that your complaints have been noted. On to games...
|He's back - kinda - and I can honestly say I'm |
much more excited by Trophies for MGS4 than
I am by Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance.
Right now, I'm having an "RPG Time!", which means reviews will turn in slow, but in turn, you're getting long, quality (?) reviews. There are a lot of RPG's I've wanted to play and review for the longest time (and in some cases, I know you've wanted me to), but I've always been concerned about maintaining a certain pace here on the blog, and additionally, it has seemed I have never had the time to play them anyway. Well, a good RPG MAKES time, as you role-players surely know. So, I'm taking advantage of my recent RPG rush, and delivering a fair deal of RPG reviews in the next few months.
|For two years, you've harrassed me about it. |
The thing is you've got to be careful what you
wish for, it might come true...
Speaking of retro and original ideas, VGMania is turning two in less than a month. I've been thinking of a few special retro reviews to be published around that time, but the only thing I can promise to publish right now is a Year 2 summary, complete with a few choice - not to mention NEW - frequently asked questions. It's hard to believe I've been doing this for so long... on to the last subject.
"When you're doing Castlevania or Monster Mash, it seems like you're in a whole different mindset - it's awesome." This comes from a friend, and I have to agree with him. I AM in a whole different mindset when I'm writing horror-related stuff; that's why I have made Monster Mash such a big deal and established it as a recurring marathon of its own. There hasn't been a Monster Mash this year, but there will be; it's probably needless to promote a very important milestone of the Monster Mash which is up for release in October, and which I pre-ordered a couple of months ago. Since the release is scheduled for October, I think it's safe to assume that the next Monster Mash will take place around Halloween. I'm aiming for the biggest one yet, and the most diverse one when it comes to different generations of gaming. I guess I'm jumping too far ahead, but I'd like to make less of these kinds of updates towards the end of the year, and write more reviews instead, so I might as well get this all out in the open now.
VGMania is slowly, but surely, returning to form, and I hope you'll enjoy what I've got in store for the remainder of 2012.